As documented here, the Museum's relationship with the City's public education system was two-fold. It worked with the schools to organize tours for students, and it also relied on the Board of Public Education to staff a small number of professional teachers, referred to as attachés, to teach some of the classes offered at the Museum. During the Depression years, the Board was also active in the relief programs centered on education. Key personnel appear to have worked at the Museum through relief programs and at other times, as department staff. Because of the overlap between relief and non-relief references, these files have been retained in this series rather than transferred to the WPA series, which documents projects readily identified as WPA-sponsored.
Most of the correspondence in the Board of Public Education files is between Kimball and Theodore Dillway, the Director of Art Education, or William Henry Welsh, Director of School Extension. The School Group Tours files consist primarily of correspondence between Fox and a variety of schools in the tri-state area. Other group tour correspondence includes a variety of organizations, such as women's clubs, art associations, and the Y.M.C.A.